Student Spotlight

Rasa Rafie, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Molecular Biology (Graduate Studies: Master of Science degree in Global Medicine)
  • Clubs and Activities: Lead Peer Mentor, Member of the Global Medicine Track, Member of the Days of Diversity Committee

Why did you choose RVUCOM? Feeling a sense of community in my medical school was really important to me. I attended a Meet and...
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Faculty Spotlight

Mark Wardle, DO, FAAFP

Director of Medical Spanish Elective on the Southern Utah Campus
Co-Director of the Global Medicine Track on the Southern Utah Campus
Assistant Professor of Primary Care Medicine

  • Hometown: Tracy, California
  • Undergraduate Studies: Zoology and Pre-Med at Brigham Young University
  • Graduate Studies: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California; Family Medicine Residency in Utah Valley; and Rural Medicine and Faculty Development Fellowship.

What classes do you teach? I teach in both years of Primary Care Medicine, am the Director of the...
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Profile

William Warkentin, MD, FACP

Part-Time Staff Physician
Rocky Vista Health Center

wwarkentin@rockyvistahc.com • (720) 874-2449
Rocky Vista Health Center


Dr. William Warkentin has enjoyed practicing Internal Medicine in Colorado for more than 30 years. He completed his medical education at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Utah, receiving honors at both institutions. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the medical association’s highest honor.

What drives Dr. Warkentin to continue practicing general Internal Medicine is his dedication to delivering the best, up-to-date, highest quality, and compassionate medical care to his patients from the Aurora and Parker areas every day.

Dr. Warkentin places a strong emphasis on patient education and preventive care, and he implements this medical philosophy at the Rocky Vista Health Center on the University campus. He believes in the mutual bond between the patient and the physician to work together to get the best result possible for the patient.  He also enjoys working with medical students and post-graduate internal medicine residents as an attending physician in the Rocky Vista Health Center.  With the comprehensive team approach utilized at the Health Center, a successful clinical outcome is possible for all patients.

Dr. Warkentin enjoys all of the wonderful outdoor opportunities that Colorado has to offer with his wife Judi, their sons and their families, and his sweet dog Sadie.